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Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By AZLeeJay
You can always push the spar pin light in and the...

You can always push the spar pin light in and the engine will start with it depressed and continue to run with it un-depressed.
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By AZLeeJay
Mine came loose at 400hrs and I used pro-seal to...

Mine came loose at 400hrs and I used pro-seal to reaffix it, that was only 25hrs ago but I think it'll hold.
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,950
Posted By AZLeeJay
Great idea, lots of options from Ryan in Tucson...

Great idea, lots of options from Ryan in Tucson to Seligman NW of Prescott. Staying in the valley or heading south might be a more predictable weather wise. I know there are several 12's at Marana,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-17-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,064
Posted By AZLeeJay
Just returned from the 10th annual Page fly...

Just returned from the 10th annual Page fly in/out. It was my fourth and the best yet. Last year there were other 12's but this year I was the only one amongst a couple tecnams, Zenith 601 and a...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,055
Posted By AZLeeJay
There is an outfit in in Glendale AZ that does...

There is an outfit in in Glendale AZ that does flight training in a SLSA RV12.
If that is something that might work for you message me and I'll give you the details (they are on Vans site).

I don't...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By AZLeeJay
I do that, just not complete disassembly. Thanks...

I do that, just not complete disassembly.
Thanks for the response, I think I'll wait another hundred hours before overhaul.
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By AZLeeJay
regarding carb overhaul in general... How many...

regarding carb overhaul in general...
How many hours were on the carbs?
Did they send the old parts back and if so was there obvious wear?
How difficult was the synchronization after overhaul?
Thanks...
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,902
Posted By AZLeeJay
That makes sense, you sure wouldn't want one of...

That makes sense, you sure wouldn't want one of these in an airplane;)
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,097
Posted By AZLeeJay
I think you misunderstand my problem, it's not...

I think you misunderstand my problem, it's not the difficulty in opening but the lack of dampening when opening and closing. Much different that the originals. Perhaps I just got a bad set? I've...
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,097
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thats my main concern, essentially no damping and...

Thats my main concern, essentially no damping and if I was to let it open on its own it would slam open, closing is not as bad but still dangerous. I have emailed vans in hope of a replacement. I am...
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,097
Posted By AZLeeJay
NOTIFICATION 16-11-04 canopy strut upgrade???

I just installed the new and "improved" struts (the ones with the metal ends) and am unhappy with the power of the struts. The previous struts would cushion the opening so if I didn't hang on to the...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By AZLeeJay
I don't think they are shipping until after sun'n...

I don't think they are shipping until after sun'n fun and it's smaller than the 470 so it will require some modification of the bracket, not sure if the plugs are the same.
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,066
Posted By AZLeeJay
Most of these comments seem to support the new...

Most of these comments seem to support the new Swift unleaded avgas. I hope it comes to a FBO near me.
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,066
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks for the info Bob, I think I'll add a...

Thanks for the info Bob, I think I'll add a little 100LL next time I add some gas. Do you know when they change to the summer blend here in Az?
Forum: RV-12 01-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,998
Posted By AZLeeJay
Very motivating, thanks for sharing. Good on both...

Very motivating, thanks for sharing.
Good on both of you.
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,140
Posted By AZLeeJay
Rob, Also check out the EAA web site for hints...

Rob,
Also check out the EAA web site for hints for homebuilder videos, there are several about safety wire, techniques and tools.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,861
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks Mel,

Thanks Mel,
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,861
Posted By AZLeeJay
Any experience with SLSA-ELSA conversion

I'm giving serious consideration to converting my SLSA to ELSA and was wondering what experience others have had with the process if any.
I understand the pros and cons with the different...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,806
Posted By AZLeeJay
Perhaps this is a good reason for a RV12 get...

Perhaps this is a good reason for a RV12 get together this monday Nov 28 somewhere for breakfast/lunch that Dunx can get to?
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,806
Posted By AZLeeJay
How long will you be in the area?

How long will you be in the area?
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,314
Posted By AZLeeJay
Dynon Skyview ver 15 experience

Anybody updated to version 15 yet and if so anybody seeing any glitches or downsides?
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,069
Posted By AZLeeJay
I had both probes fail early (around 50hrs) and...

I had both probes fail early (around 50hrs) and now have 250 on the present set.
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By AZLeeJay
I'm curious, how many wing removal/reinstall...

I'm curious, how many wing removal/reinstall cycles did you have on those bushings? Or is this wear that can occur while the wings are on?
Thx, glad your fixed and I would be interesting in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,965
Posted By AZLeeJay
Wouldn't it be nice if Van's would post a video...

Wouldn't it be nice if Van's would post a video of exactly where the "flat wood" should be placed and then where the thumping should commence.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,357
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks Rich, That's good to hear, I contemplated...

Thanks Rich,
That's good to hear, I contemplated that approach but didn't have the patience at that time.
On another note we should have a gathering of 12's here in Az.
Lee
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,357
Posted By AZLeeJay
I've tried to remove that section of my SLSA...

I've tried to remove that section of my SLSA before, when I experienced a troublesome avionics issue early on, and was unable do to the "sealant" used by Synergy Air when assembled. Its essentially...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,928
Posted By AZLeeJay
I'd be interested in which folding bike you were...

I'd be interested in which folding bike you were able to get into the back, I've got a Dahon but I can't imagine it fitting, might be one of those situations that I'll be able to get it in but not...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,802
Posted By AZLeeJay
I believe you'll need a medical to fly in Canada,...

I believe you'll need a medical to fly in Canada, and a customs sticker to return.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By AZLeeJay
I did not have a similar experience with the...

I did not have a similar experience with the Van's cover, yes light weight and simple but not water proof, barely water resistant. It keeps the dew off but mine leaked with only a mild rain. Perhaps...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,459
Posted By AZLeeJay
dont let that keep you from owning a great little...

dont let that keep you from owning a great little airplane, I quickly learned how to avoid the pinch in my slsa. No trick just am more careful with the action.
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,982
Posted By AZLeeJay
I think its a favorable endorsement of VAN's...

I think its a favorable endorsement of VAN's LSA/SLSA program if this is kind of thing they're finding in their audit!

On another note, thoughts on doing this? Dremel it, remove it and take it to an...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,856
Posted By AZLeeJay
I agree that there is confusion regarding the...

I agree that there is confusion regarding the interval, I'm erring on the conservative side and changing every 50hrs as long as I'm using less than 30% 100LL.
Plus it gives me a good reason to pull...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,323
Posted By AZLeeJay
I was helping a friend with his conditional...

I was helping a friend with his conditional inspection yesterday and we found a crack! He bought an EAB and has 300hrs on it, most of it by the builder.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,323
Posted By AZLeeJay
I replaced my bracket at 200hrs prophylactically...

I replaced my bracket at 200hrs prophylactically . No cracks but wanted to take care of it while I had the tank out and it wasn't too bad, especially since I had the help of an experienced builder!
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,394
Posted By AZLeeJay
You are not the only one!

You are not the only one!
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,985
Posted By AZLeeJay
I had very bad crazing in my rear window in the...

I had very bad crazing in my rear window in the center of the window on both sides so I know it wasn't fuel related. This was in an SLSA with less than 100hrs. I've replaced it once and am seeing a...
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,370
Posted By AZLeeJay
Deer Valley, give a shout when you're settled and...

Deer Valley, give a shout when you're settled and I'm sure we can gather a few other 12's for a fly out.
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,272
Posted By AZLeeJay
I had the same thing and resolved it by adjusting...

I had the same thing and resolved it by adjusting the mike gain.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,370
Posted By AZLeeJay
I put the horizontal knob panel just above the...

I put the horizontal knob panel just above the radio GTR200 and it fits perfectly with a simple plug and play wire harness from Dynon.
A very functional addition to the panel.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,370
Posted By AZLeeJay
Consider installing the knob panel, I find all...

Consider installing the knob panel, I find all the functionality I need and the install was simple.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,623
Posted By AZLeeJay
I'm curious Brent, did you get any feed back from...

I'm curious Brent, did you get any feed back from Lockwood regarding the condition of the carbs?
I'm reluctant to take that step when everything is running well!
Thanks for the report.
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,976
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks Dale and Bill, sounds easier than I...

Thanks Dale and Bill, sounds easier than I imagined. What could possible go wrong:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,976
Posted By AZLeeJay
Had anyone done this as a retrofit? Seems like...

Had anyone done this as a retrofit? Seems like getting the tubing from the port to the wing root would be problematic.
That being said I agree it would be a very useful mod and one that I'd hope...
Forum: RV-12 01-28-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,379
Posted By AZLeeJay
Welcome and congratulations. Learning in your own...

Welcome and congratulations. Learning in your own airplane is a really good way to go!
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,710
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks, sometimes I'm stupider than others;-)

Thanks, sometimes I'm stupider than others;-)
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,710
Posted By AZLeeJay
I'm searching for the set up instructions for...

I'm searching for the set up instructions for this feature but aren't having much luck, have you guys done it already? Where did you find the instructions?
I've loaded the new version and looked in...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,710
Posted By AZLeeJay
Engine off or idle?

Engine off or idle?
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,202
Posted By AZLeeJay
Good tip, hope I remember it next year!

Good tip, hope I remember it next year!
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By AZLeeJay
Welcome, I and I'm sure many others learn from...

Welcome, I and I'm sure many others learn from your inquiries.
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
Posted By AZLeeJay
I've had my SLSA for about a year and a half and...

I've had my SLSA for about a year and a half and its had progressive crazing for about one year now. I have a new window in a box to be installed with the next annual this fall. I'm hoping that the...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,434
Posted By AZLeeJay
sent you a pm about my experience with the slsa

sent you a pm about my experience with the slsa
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,840
Posted By AZLeeJay
Perhaps you're thinking about the battery in the...

Perhaps you're thinking about the battery in the panel tester and indicator.
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,558
Posted By AZLeeJay
What software version are you running and was...

What software version are you running and was there a recent change?
I have not seen anything like this in 170hrs on mine but it is disconcerting!
Please keep us updated on the outcome.
253VA
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,858
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks, I'm flying a SLSA also. I will order...

Thanks, I'm flying a SLSA also. I will order these parts, the vernier throttle and the parts for the two latests SBs. I'm going to the LSRM course in May and will tackle these jobs on return.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,858
Posted By AZLeeJay
Do you have the part number or did the person you...

Do you have the part number or did the person you talked to know what you wanted?
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By AZLeeJay
How'd you manage that? They told me its 4+ weeks...

How'd you manage that?
They told me its 4+ weeks before they expect them.
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By AZLeeJay
140hrs. Total time 2 year warranty I think, I'm...

140hrs. Total time
2 year warranty I think, I'm just under one.
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By AZLeeJay
GTR200 radio failure

Just want to report a failure with my Garmin com/intercom radio GTR200.
It got stuck in the configure mode and I wasn't able to get out of it, it was an internal malfunction as I could feel the...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,405
Posted By AZLeeJay
I had two go bad in just under 100hrs.

I had two go bad in just under 100hrs.
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 63,890
Posted By AZLeeJay
Thanks Bill, I found it. My regulator is...

Thanks Bill, I found it. My regulator is demonstrating a similar failure mode to yours.
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 63,890
Posted By AZLeeJay
Mine's going out too! Just under 130hrs Just...

Mine's going out too!
Just under 130hrs
Just ordered the replacement.
I'd be curious about the relocation and plans for such. Are they available from Van's?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,990
Posted By AZLeeJay
Inspiration for me! Thanks and congratulations.

Inspiration for me!
Thanks and congratulations.
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